Broadcast, Cable Networks Send Anchors to California

By Mark Joyella 

It was a travel night for some broadcast and cable news anchors, who flew cross country to be in place for the morning shows Thursday. CBS This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell, who interviewed President Obama in the hours after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, flew to California last night to host CTM from the scene.

At NBC, Matt Lauer made the trip to be in San Bernardino by 7 a.m. ET, where he anchored coverage for Today. ABC’s Amy Robach was in California for Good Morning America.

At the network evening newscasts, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir will broadcast live from San Bernardino tonight. Muir will share his interview with Patrick Baccari (above), a man who worked with the gunman, shared a cubicle with him, and considered him a friend.

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley remains in New York tonight, with Norah O’Donnell reporting from the scene on tonight’s Evening News.

At MSNBC, Chris Jansing will anchor from the scene at 6 p.m. ET, and Chris Hayes will anchor his program from San Bernardino at 8 p.m. ET. Dayside anchor Thomas Roberts is also in California, along with correspondents Richard Lui, Craig Melvin, Miguel Almaguer and Stephanie Gosk.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will anchor from the scene between 8 and 10 p.m. ET, and John Vause will anchor overnight.

Fox News returns to its regular programming lineup tonight, with extensive reporting on all shows from FNC correspondents in Southern California.